words by tom johnson
Premiering a new Emma Russack single back in the summer of 2016 felt like a lightning-bolt of discovery; an instant and compelling voice that felt primed for greater exposure. Produced by King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard guitarist, Joey Walker, and released via the mighty Spunk Records, the subsequent full-length was indeed a brilliant concoction of lilting vocals and indelibly smart song-craft which always fell on just the right side of wryness.
A couple of years on from that record, Russack excels once again, this time as part of duo alongside Ocean Party’s Lachlan Denton, the two Australians combining forces to make a sweetly melodic burst of fragrant indie-pop. Taken from a forthcoming collaborative LP, which is set to be released later this year, “Where It Ends” is the first taste of their endeavours and it makes for a rather gorgeous entry-point; a wilted guitar-line, present and pertinent throughout, shaping the mood as it rolls on and on, joined by Russack’s nourishing voice which is as captivating here as it’s perhaps ever been.
All the more alluring for the cyclical nature of the composition, which seems to grow and feel ever-more imposing and important with each repeated listen, the new track is a sublime but subtle entry-point, showing just enough of its hand to truly grab the attention. Check it out below right now.